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Maia's Twinkle Miniatures

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By Maia

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures

Tiny miniature Little-Bo Peep inside a breakaway box

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures

Miniature doll carrying a candle

Miniature Doll or Character Business Name

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures

Miniature Doll or Character Website URL

http://maiastwinkleminiatures.com

Products and Specialities, Price Range, Where Sold

I specialize in creating ooak tiny miniature dolls and unique dollhouse items and accessories.

The dolls range in price from $10 to $28.

You can find them through my website: Maia's Twinkle Miniatures and also on e-bay, seller ID: maiastwinkleminiatures

Affiliations or Shows Attended Regularly as a Vendor

I belong to AIM (Artisans in Miniature).

I attend the West Coast Dollhouse and Miniature show and sale in B.C. which takes place at the beginning of June.

Scales, Periods, Types of Dolls Sold

Most of my dolls are for 1/12th scale scenes. Some of my smallest miniature dolls are also 1/2" scale and the tiniest ones are 1/144th scale.

What Makes These Dolls Unique?

Each miniature doll is one of a kind. I create the wooden dolls one by one; they have hand painted faces and are hand dressed.

The dolls are tiny ranging in size from 7/16” to 13/16” or 1.1 cm to 2.15 cm. They can be displayed in many different ways: as a doll's doll or a doll's doll's doll, a toy or as a decoration on a shelf.

My inspiration for making the dolls comes from nursery rhymes, stories, the seasons… I enjoy making dolls that are on top of their own miniature music box.

Advice

  • My favorite tools are a toothpick and tacky glue.
  • Always give glues and paints enough time to dry.
  • Dreams and imagination are the only rules for making miniatures.

Lesley Shepherd, About.com Miniatures, says:

Amazing to see such tiny dolls with painted faces.

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